Courtesy of futaa.com
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia have distanced themselves from the comments made by the team’s Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic over the Harambee Stars job after a run of poor outings by the national team.
The coach, in an interview with futaa.com had claimed he is well qualified to coach the national team, further adding that if the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) wants a foreigner as a coach, it needs to look no further.
His sentiments however, have not been well received by the club’s executive wing. The vice chairman Faiz Ochieng has been infuriated by the comments, claiming the team’s fans are up in arms over the comments and adds that the executive will consult and give an official stand over the comments.
-We are distancing ourselves from what the coach said. It should be first and foremost understood that the coach is an employee of Gor Mahia and the brand called Gor Mahia should not be dragged into such a mess. He has no mandate whatsoever to make such a move.
-It is so demeaning to the club and all our fans because they are calling us from all over complaining about his comments to the media. Let me put it very clearly that his job in Kenya is only to coach Gor Mahia. We are going to consult as the executive and give an official statement over the coach’s comments, an irked Faiz told futaa.com.
The Croat has been making clear his dissatisfaction at the national team’s performance since they played Malawi and managed a draw in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Nairobi three weeks ago.